Spaces & Facillities
The available spaces each consist of a bedroom, solely, either in the main house, cottage or outbuildings. Facillities (bathroom/laundry, etc.) are shared, as are lounges and public spaces, unless booked for a course or meeting already. You would be expected to contribute to the upkeep of the facilities by cooking (training required, see below) or cleaning up the kitchen after a meal each week, and/or contributing to shared house-cleaning, as is done by other residents and volunteers.
This arrangement is for people wishing to live as part of a community, and all meals are provided in the main dining room. There is no provision for self-catering.
You will be encouraged to have an induction into our kitchen (which is required to cook or clean in there, as we use the space to cater to paying guests), and then participate in preparing meals and kitchen cleaning after meals, each week.
£88.40 per week: Licence to occupy a private bedroom + shared facillities.
£2.50 per half-day of provisions; self-service breakfast (catered during guest weekends) + catered lunch / supper - £35 per week if every meal is eaten here.
Volunteering & Community Engagement
There is no obligation upon you to engage with the community through volunteering or sharing activities, apart from the shared housework specified above, under Spaces and Facilities.
This having been said, if you are looking to be engaged with the community then you will find this is best acheived through giving your time, enthusiasm and skills to the group endeavours. This can take any shape that suits you, whether it is cooking a few extra meals, cleaning, helping maintain the building, or developing our education deliverance.
You can either talk to other residents about how you want to engage, or on your free days you can come to the Morning Meeting (0900 in the Inner Hall) to offer your time voluntarily.
Irregardless of whether or not you give your time, you will still have an open invitation to partake in community activities such as parties, festivals, outings, games and films. Though, it will again depend upon your engagement with others to be aware of these occurances!
Selection & Reviewing
A three-person panel will deal with applications and reviews.
There will be an informal interview and a check that the candidate can afford the charges.
At the end of the first, second and third months, a meeting with at least one of the selection panel would assess the experience on all sides and identify and address any issues. At end of three months, the agreement rolls on indefinitely unless an issue is raised which requires attention by the Selection Panel or Lodger.
The selection panel can terminate the agreement if they so choose. This arrangement will be on a Licence to Occupy which offers no legal security of tenure.